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Crier notices for weeks of Sept. 5 and 12

Personal Announcements

Inauguration of Dr. Meghan Hughes

Please join us for a celebration of the college and the inauguration of CCRI's fifth president, Dr. Meghan Hughes at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Bobby Hackett Theater at the Knight Campus. A reception will follow on the lawn of the Knight Estate.

Visit the inauguration website to learn more about the celebration and other events surrounding inauguration. Read more about Arts Night and the second annual CCRI 5K run/walk, below in Crier. 

Click here to RSVP.

A message from the Inauguration Committee

Please bring your school spirit when college videographer Norm Grant visits all four campuses next week as part of his work on a video that will be shown at the inauguration of Dr. Meghan Hughes on Sept. 15 at the Knight Campus in Warwick.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to record greetings and messages of congratulations to President Hughes during these sessions, which will take place at the following locations and times:

  • Liston Campus: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today Tuesday, Sept. 6, in the Atrium
  • Flanagan Campus: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the cafeteria
  • Newport County Campus: 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the Atrium
  • Knight Campus: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Lower Commons

A message from Dean of Students Michael Cunningham

The Rotary Club of Warwick is looking for one faculty or staff member to assist in developing a Rotaract Chapter at the Knight Campus in Warwick. Rotaract is a service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30 who are dedicated to community and international service. Its membership totals over 184,000 in more than 8,000 clubs worldwide. Rotaract clubs are self-governing and self-supporting.

The Rotary Club of Warwick – a member of Rotary International since 1949 – will sponsor the CCRI Rotaract Club and offer guidance and support, making the club a true partner in service and a key member of the Rotary family. If you are interested in helping to develop the Rotaract club on campus, please contact me.

Professor Humble honored by Westerly Armory

humbleProfessor Roberta Mudge Humble was honored for her devotion to Westerly Armory during a 70th birthday celebration hosted by the armory. Humble is president of the Westerly Armory Board. The drill hall in the armory was named for Humble and a plaque is hung in her honor. Read more in the Westerly Sun.

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New Announcements

Educational and Employment symposium

CCRI will host a symposium, "Educational and Employment Opportunities of the Future," from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Bobby Hackett Theater at the Knight Campus.

Come hear from experts in high-demand fields and engage in lively discussions around the theme "Jobs of the future." The forum will be focused on in-demand industries such as health care, information technology, manufacturing, hospitality and defense. Learn how educational institutions and companies can work together to better prepare and train students for careers in growing industries. 

For more information or to RSVP, email Cynthia Toti. Click here to view the full list of speakers. This event is hosted by the Community College of Rhode Island and supported in part by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration TAACCCT grant.

Arts Night

arts nightArts Night will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the Bobby Hackett Theater at the Knight Campus. Join us for an evening of music, theater and dance in celebration of the inauguration of Dr. Meghan Hughes as CCRI's fifth president. The event will feature three performances from the cast of "Hello Broadway!" including a medley of Motown hits, spoken word poetry, theatrical performances, "Parlour Mysteries" with conjurer Bruce Kalver '76, a dance Ronald Kevin Lewis '12 choreographed specifically to celebrate the inauguration of CCRI's first female president, a performance by the CCRI Jazz Quartet and more.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP online. Light refreshments will be available following the performance in the Great Hall. The CCRI Alumni Association is sponsoring this event and reception.

CCRI 5K run/walk

runThe college will host its second annual CCRI 5K run/walk at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln. The day will include a kids' 1K fun run.

General registration costs $25; for CCRI students with a valid student ID, the cost is $15. The kids' 1K fun run registration fee is $10. Register online.

Raffle tickets are available. The cost is $1 for one ticket or $5 for six tickets. Prizes include entertainment, restaurant, grocery, recreational gift cards and more. The winners will be drawn on Sept. 18. You do not have to be present to win. Tickets can be purchase from Renée Gaboury in Room 1382 at the Flanagan Campus or Erin Olson in Room 3310 at the Knight Campus.

Fall Safe Zone trainings

The Safe Zone Project is a nationally recognized program that equips individuals with the tools they need to be allies within the LGBTQ community. The CCRI Gender Equity Initiative will offer Safe Zone trainings according to the following schedule:

  • 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, in Room 2144 at the Flanagan Campus.
  • 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, in Room 1130 at the Knight Campus.
  • 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, in Room 1134 at the Liston Campus.
  • 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, in Room 233 at the Newport County Campus.

All members of the CCRI community are welcome to attend. To register or for more information, contact Nancy Forsstrom at 825-2024 or by email.

safezoneIf you see the Safe Zone symbol (see image) on campus, it means the person in that office has had special training and is attuned to the needs of and issues that often follow the LGBTQ community.

Forsstrom also is available to talk to classes and departments about Safe Zone and offer training to employees and students. Trainings take approximately two hours and are best in a group of eight to 12. Please contact her to set up an appointment.

Disability Services for Students professional development opportunity

A-TASC Disability Services for Students is piloting a professional development opportunity for CCRI faculty and staff – a semester-long hybrid course addressing accessibility, disability and culture.

The course will provide weekly online content and four in-person sessions at the Knight Campus from noon to 4 p.m. on Fridays during the fall semester.

Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certification placed in their personnel file and materials that formally certify them as A-TASC Force graduates. Recipients may submit the course for ongoing professional development credits from accrediting institutions.

Regular enrollment closes Sept. 12 and late enrollment ends on Sept. 23. To sign up, contact Barbie Sanborn at bsanborn@ccri.edu or 401-455-6013.

Writing Center offers free services

writingcenterThe CCRI Writing Center offers free services and workshops to CCRI students, faculty and staff members. This includes help with prewriting, organizing, drafting, revising and editing. For services, resources, locations, times of operation, appointments and more, visit the Writing Center website.

The Writing Center will offer afternoon workshops this semester from 2 to 2:50 p.m. in Room 6580 at the Knight Campus according to the following schedule:

Anyone with any questions should contact Karen Petit, writing center coordinator, via email or at 401-825-2279.

Trip to Portugal

The CCRI Alumni Association presents a trip to Estoril Coast, Alentejo and Algarve, Portugal from Friday, March 10, to Sunday, March 19.

Trip highlights:

  • Discover the narrow cobblestone streets, old palatial villas and mild climate with a three-night stay on "The Portuguese Riviera."
  • Stay overnight among vineyards and farmland in the heart of the Alentejo region.
  • Tour two wineries.
  • Experience the Fado Dinner Show.
  • Stop in historic Evora, known as the "Museum City of Portugal."
  • Take an outing to the Jerónimos Monastery.
  • Visit five United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization World Heritage sites.
  • Participate in a local cooking demonstration.
  • Enjoy eight included breakfasts and six dinners.

Cost (per person) for reservations made by Sept. 12:

  • Single: $3,399*
  • Double: $2,999*
  • Triple: $2,969*

* Price includes round-trip air from Boston Logan International Airport, air taxes, fees and surcharges, and hotel transfers. Not included in the price: cancellation waiver and insurance of $280 per person. All rates are per person and subject to change based on air inclusive package. For bookings made after Sept. 12, call 1-800-581-8942 for rates.

Visit the Collette Tours website for more details. To reserve your spot, call Collette at 800-581-8942, ext. 69 and reference reservation number 748514.

Blood drives

The Rhode Island Blood Center will hold a blood drives at CCRI according to the following schedule:

  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 14 and 15 in the rear of the student cafeteria at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 19 in the Atrium at the Liston Campus in Providence.
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 20 and 21 in the Lower Commons at the Knight Campus in Warwick.

Flu vaccination clinics

labsCCRI will provide on-campus seasonal flu shots for students, faculty and staff according to the following schedule:

  • 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Sept. 28, Atrium at the Liston Campus in Providence.
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, Lower Commons at the Knight Campus in Warwick.
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, rear of cafeteria at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln.
  • 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Oct. 11, Atrium at the Newport County Campus.

For employees, the seasonal flu shot is covered under the CCRI UnitedHealthcare medical plan. The following insurances also are accepted: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, UnitedHealthcare, Medicare Part B, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Tufts Health Plan and Tufts/CareLink. If you have another form of insurance or no insurance, the fee per flu vaccination is $25. To receive the vaccination, please bring your health insurance card and driver's license or another form of identification.

To register, visit The Wellness Company's website. Click on register now, choose flu-college/university and, when prompted, type in the following code information by campus:

  • Liston: ccriprov
  • Knight: ccriwar
  • Flanagan: ccrilinc
  • Newport County Campus: ccrinew

Learn more on the flu clinic web page.

Athletic schedules

labsThe following home matches are scheduled:

Women's soccer

  • Noon on Saturday, Sept. 10, vs. Monroe College.
  • 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, vs. Southern Maine Community College.

Men's soccer

  • 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, vs. Monroe College.

All soccer home games are played at the CCRI Soccer Complex at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln.

Volleyball

  • 9 a.m. on Sept. 17 and 18, CCRI Classic. Click here to view full schedule and participating teams.

All volleyball home games are played at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln.

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Events Week of Sept. 5

Inauguration video sessions

"Educational and Employment Opportunities of the Future" symposium

Soccer games

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Human Resources
Announcement Corner

In addition to its important announcements, the Office of Human Resources wants to share good news with you on a regular basis. If you have a birth, marriage or a new hire that you would like to share with the college community, please send an email to humanresources@ccri.edu.

RIHETC workshops

The Rhode Island Higher Education Training Consortium (RIHETC) offers fall professional development workshops. Training opportunities pertain to biweekly employees. Visit the Human Resources website for additional program details and a full list of fall offerings. This is a great opportunity to attend workshops to not only learn about timely topics but also to network with individuals who are from other higher education institutions throughout Rhode Island. If you are interested in attending any of these workshops, please email Michelle O'Brien to register.

Retirewise

Are your retirement plans on track? Get the guidance you need with a MetLife PlanSmart® Financial Education Series. Retirewise includes: 

  • A two-part workshop series
  • A helpful, go-to resource guide
  • Optional one-on-one consultation

Register online and enter “CCRI” or call 866-712-9172. These workshops are available to biweekly employees.

VALIC retirement

VALIC retirement representative Garfield Davidson can help you develop a plan for your financial goals, dreams and life's journey. Biweekly employees who are interested in scheduling an appointment can contact Garfield at 401-413-2920 or via email.

He will be on campus and available for private consultation meetings throughout the year. View the full schedule online. Upcoming sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. according to the following schedule:

  • Sept. 13, Room 2362 at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln.
  • Sept. 14, Room 2240 at the Knight Campus in Warwick.
  • Sept. 15, Room 2229 at the Liston Campus in Providence.
  • Sept. 16, Room 233 at the Newport County Campus.
  • Oct. 3, Room 233 at the Newport County Campus.
  • Oct. 4, Room 2229 at the Liston Campus in Providence.
  • Oct. 5, Room 2240 at the Knight Campus in Warwick.
  • Oct. 6, Room 2362 at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln.
  • Nov. 1, Room 233 at the Newport County Campus.
  • Nov. 2, Room 2240 at the Knight Campus in Warwick.
  • Nov. 3, Room 2229 at the Liston Campus in Providence.
  • Nov. 4, Room 2362 at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln.
  • Dec. 5, Room 2362 at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln.
  • Dec. 6, Room 233 at the Newport County Campus.
  • Dec. 7, Room 2240 at the Knight Campus in Warwick.
  • Dec. 8, Room 2229 at the Liston Campus in Providence.

2016 TIAA-CREF counseling sessions

TIAA-CREF representative Dan Samson will be available for private consultation meetings from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. according to the following schedule:

Knight Campus
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11, in Room 3116.
Flanagan Campus
  • Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Room 2138.
Liston Campus
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Room 1134.

The one-on-one counseling session can help you sort things out and make informed decisions. Setting up a long-term financial plan can be a complicated task. The sessions involve evaluating your potential income sources and then factoring in the impact of taxes, inflation and the larger economic picture.

Biweekly employees who are interested in scheduling an appointment for one-on-one counseling can call 1-800-732-8353. Learn more about TIAA-CREF.

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Last Updated: 9/7/16